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Kathakali Restaurant

39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 8848
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The dishes at Kathakali are so tasty with just the right level of spiceness. We had takeaway and the friendly staff checked to see if some of the dishes were vegan so I wasn't left to starve. The Cheera Paripu (spinach and lentil Dahl), Kottayam...More

1  Thank Kate H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in NP I made my usual pilgrimage to Kathakali when in town on Saturday. The food was superb as usual, the Cabernet Franc [a variety unknown to me] was excellent and the service just as good as ever but, boy, was it cold. For...More

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Thanks Team. Really enjoyed the Kerala Dishes. Especially the Baked fish... Meen Pollichathu. Enjoyed the meal with the collection of craft beers.

2  Thank Biju S
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

After hearing about the great reviews of this Authentic South Indian restaurant me and my friends dined here which was an absolute delight.To start of with for our entrees we was suggested drums of heaven and beef dry fry which was sumptuous.Later for our mains...More

2  Thank BibinAntony
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Went in for dinner with my girl. Service was great. Food was beyond amazing! Will definitely be eating there many times again.

2  Thank A8980MHmikes
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Tried first South Indian restaurant in New Zealand and loved it same taste like home. Just bit dark need new decor. Visit again

2  Thank matharu88
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Went here as it came up top on a google search. Had a big selection on the menu to chose from and service was really good. The DOSA''s were very good but thought the rest of the food was pretty average to be honest and...More

1  Thank Silentpartner99
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I ended up in New Plymouth mid-week looking for some Indian food and stumbled upon this South Indian restaurant. Not knowing what to order I asked what their specialty dish was. They recommended the Fish Pollichathu with rice and Paratha on the side. There was...More

2  Thank Tommy_Jones_NZ
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Went with friends. Two of us vegans two of us eat anything. Delicious Indian food with excellent service. We had a variety of different choices on the table and every thing was eaten at the end of the meal.

2  Thank izzipop
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Kathakali is providing Taranaki with a taste of the south-western Indian region of Kerala. Instead of naan, you'll find paratha made with wheat flour or fermented rice, and coconut milk batter kallapam pancakes. Instead of chicken tikka, there's coconut-based chicken istoo, and rather than beef...More

1  Thank Trevor L
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12 July 2016|
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Response from Sam N | Property representative |
We do BYO just for wine only.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 8848
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